Properties of Matter Second Grade Science Unit NGSS

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Linda Kamp
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2nd, Homeschool
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264 pages + Power Point
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This is a great and engaging unit for teaching matter! My students loved the activities, and I loved how quick and easy this made planning science!
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This is an in-depth states and properties of matter unit with detailed science lesson plans, experiments and investigations for second grade. Designed to excite your students' curiosity and connect prior knowledge, students learn through engaging, high-interest lessons with hands-on investigations and experiments.

Students are introduced to science practices, such as making observations, constructing explanations, using evidence to support a claim, and designing solutions to problems.

CLICK HERE for a digital version of the student activities in this unit plus narrated, audio lesson slides.

CLICK HERE for the print + digital BUNDLE.

Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and commonly taught state science standards, this flexible unit can be taught over 10, 15, or 17 days depending on the number of experiments and activities you choose to do.

During each lesson students are presented with engineering connections that enable them to understand how solids, liquids, and gases are used in their everyday lives. Students plan and carry out investigations and experiments, Turn and Talk with partner discussion questions and Write About It with science journal activities.

Assess each lesson with 2 quick check/exit ticket options in fill in the blank or short written response format. A unit assessment concludes the unit.

I’ve included detailed, scripted lesson plans, guiding questions and objectives cards, science center extension activities and a related videos and read alouds list with all in an easy-prep planning binder. I’ve made it easier than ever to plan and teach an organized and effective unit, stress-free!


-A complete Teacher’s Guide with unit pacing guide & materials list

-Standards alignment pages

-8 Detailed, scripted science lesson plans. Each lesson takes 1-2 days to teach.

-8 Investigation/experiments with lab procedures and directions with photos

-8-Lesson Teaching Power Point

-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters

-Student science journal with activity pages for each lesson

-Vocabulary lesson cards + full page posters

-Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in
the blank)

-Unit test & all assessment answer keys

-Related videos and book list

5 Literacy-Based Science Centers

Reinforce science content as students practice these literacy skills:

Cause & Effect



Comparing & Contrasting

Applying Vocabulary


Lesson 1: Describing Matter

Investigation 1: Cracker Lab

Lesson 2: Properties of Matter

Investigation 2: Testing Flexibility

Lesson 3: Understanding & Using Solids

Investigation 3: Design-A-Toy Using a Solid, Liquid & Gas

Lesson 4: Understanding & Using Liquids

Investigation 4: Design-Build-Test Model Dam

Lesson 5: Understanding & Using Gases

Investigation 5: Carbonation Exploration Pop Rocks Lab

Lesson 6: Changing Matter (Reversible and Irreversible Changes)

Investigation 6: Push & Pull Play Doh Lab

Lesson 7: Temperature and Matt

Investigation 7: Ice Cream in a Bag

Lesson 8: Matter Within Objects

Investigation 8: What Shapes Are Best for Building?

*Please see the preview for details and pictures of all materials included in your download.

CLICK HERE for a list of materials needed to do the investigations & labs.

Note: This is a very large unit that downloads as a zipped folder with 3 separate files inside. CLICK HERE for directions to open a ZIP file.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Additional Second Grade Science Units:

Scientists & The Scientific Method

Properties of Matter

Habitats & Ecosystems

Landforms & Earth Changes

Plant & Animals Needs and Life Cycles

Engineering Design

Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

Landforms Building & Writing Project

DIGITAL Science Units with Audio Lessons:

Properties of Matter Digital

Habitats & Ecosystems Digital

Scientists & The Scientific Method Digital

Earth Changes & Landforms Digital

Plants & Animals Digital

Engineering Design


CLICK HERE 3rd grade science units.

Total Pages
264 pages + Power Point
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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